• Mental Health Tech - Van Driver

    Job ID
    2018-2502
    # of Openings
    1
    Hospital/Program
    Hamilton Hospital
    Position Category
    Support Staff
  • Overview

    The Mental Health Tech is a key position that provides direct patient care, monitors patients' physical and emotional needs, and administratively supports the psychiatric program.

    • Daily patient transportation
    • Assists in maintaining medical records
    • Monitors patient interactions and safety 
    • Provides clerical support
    • Assists in patient data collection
    • Performs medical procedures under direction of an RN
    • Provides patient information as a member of the interdisciplinary team
    • Utilizes knowledge of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to provide targeted therapeutic interventions with patients.

    May include:

    • Posting charges daily and entering census information
    • Scheduling patients therapy and psychiatric appointments
    • Answering telephone for program, screen calls, takes messages
    • Processing mail and order program supplies

     

    Requirements/Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will possess:

     

    • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • 1+ years of work experience in a psychiatric / chemical dependency facility
    • Clean driving record
    • Familiarity with medical and psychiatric terminology
    • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to build positive and respectful rapport with patients and families
    • Works well in a busy team environment

    Hospital/Program Description

    Olney Hamilton Hospital is a thriving 25 bed rural hospital that was named one of the top Critical Access Hospitals in the country and was recognized by the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for excellence.   Specialty medical services include sleep studies, cardio-pulmonary, urology, gastroenterology.  The hospital has a long term commitment to the Behavioral Health field.   For 18 years, the Heritage Program has provided personalized outpatient counseling to senior adults.   A key benefit of working for the Heritage Program is opportunity to “connect” with patients in way that is not possible in a fast-paced clinic.  

     

    Olney is a relaxed rural community.  A 40 mile hop North to Wichita Falls finds several cultural amenities (symphony orchestra, ballet, theater, museum, and an art center).  The city is home to Sheppard Air Base and Midwestern State University.   Area happenings include several annual festivals (Red River Wine Festival, Western Swing Music Festival, and the Texas Ranch Round-Up and Festival) and sporting events (Texas Oklahoma Jr. Golf Tournament, Texas-Oklahoma Oil Bowl Game and the Hotter 'N Hell Hundred Bike Race). 

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